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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.— Merrimack women’s ice hockey’s alumnae Dominique Kremer signed a professional contract with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League as announced by the league on Tuesday.
The West Fargo, North Dakota native and Class of 2019 graduate spent the last season playing in Sweden with Djurgardens IF in the SDHL. Last season, she led Djurgardens defenders with 16 points, tallying five goals and 11 assists. She continued to lead defensively on a club that allowed 77 goals; the third-fewest goals in the SDHL.
“Dominique was a critical member of Merrimack Women’s Hockey with her dynamic offensive ability and tremendous character,” Merrimack head coach Erin Hamlen said. “She will be an asset to the Beauts and will make an impact on the NWHL, just as she did with DIF in Sweden last year. Our staff is looking forward to watching Dominique continue on her professional hockey journey, and we are proud of her accomplishments to date!”
Kremer was a member of the inaugural 2015-16 team, and was a defensive stalwart for the Warriors. In her senior season, she was selected as a Hockey East-Third Team All-Star, lead the team with 83 blocked shots and had 19 points on the year—the most of any defender.
This is the third NWHL signing by a Merrimack alumnae this calendar year, with Lea-Kristine Demers and Mikyla Grant-Mentis signing to finish the 2019-20 season with the Buffalo Beauts. Kremer, along with fellow 2019 graduate Samantha Ridgewell, became the first Merrimack women’s hockey players to sign professional contracts following their collegiate careers.